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? >> tuesday shaping up to be a very big day in parliament. in the morning we are expecting a senior policeman, including the one that put it last night, to appear before the committee. they will be questioned and questioned again about this cozy relationship. also, of course, at the handling of the original investigations into phone hacking. the biggest set piece will be in the afternoon, when they will hear from rupert and james murdock, separately from rebecca brooks, who resigned from her post at news international on friday. >> plenty going on. i know it will keep you busy. >> other stories making headlines around the world today, let's check with thailand and cambodia, ordered to withdraw their troops. the united nations highest court ordered troops to leave the land. a number of people were killed, thousands fled their homes. the postal service website has been hacked into by a group calling itself the union of free syrian hackers. they ended a message with the slogan -- the people want to finance the egyptian revolution. three people have been killed in chile. the government says that
, and it is a big if, the case does collapse, what will dominique strauss-kahn do next? >> there is been a sensational reaction in france today. this is a nation that was angry about the way he was paraded in the initial stages. it was not just about his reputation. it was the reputation of the nation itself that was being questioned. they were angry about headlines in the american newspapers. people are talking about a premature way justice was delivered. we have heard from deputies in parliament -- it is my sense that there has been so much said that it would be unthinkable for him to stand as the next presidential candidate for the socialist. i where his support goes, some might be candidacy. the outcome could have big implications. >> we are falling big business stories today. 17 e.u. finance ministers went, whew -- we have some time. >> greece lived through with their promise that they would pass austerity measures. the eu finance ministers will be discussing the next bailout. this tide's greece over. they are held over until september. the next big bailout will carry them through u
international, who was the editor at the time the found hacking happened. it is a big acts, but i do not think it solves the real issue. >> i am satisfied with rebecca, her leadership in this business, and her standard of ethics, her standard of conduct throughout her career. >> with big consumer company after big consumer company pulling their advertising, the fear of being tainted with the association -- by association with the paper, the future looked bleak. >> it is going to be investigated and there must be a full judicial dead -- judicial- led public inquiry. >> the other paper purchased by rupert murdoch in 1969 was quoted the sun city -- was "the sun." >> police in britain say they have identified four thousand possible hacking victims and hundreds more have contacted them saying they too may have been targets. we have the latest on the investigation. a warning, this report contains flash photography. >> this extraordinary affair might have spelled the end for britain's biggest newspaper, but the repercussions will continue. the police with the commissioner facing questions. the milita
carry out india's worst militant attack since 2008? big dreams from a tiny island. one of the world's smallest countries hoping for olympic success. hello. it could be another landmark moment in the phone-hacking scandal. we should know very seen whether the media tycoon rupert murdoch has agreed to be questioned by members of british parliament. his son, james, and rebecca brooks have also been invited to appear before the hearing. we can go live to westminster. it feels like we're on the deadline hour for learning whether rupert murdoch is going to say yea or nay to appearing. i don't suppose many are expecting him to say oh, go on then. >> i don't think so. for one thing, the parliamentary committees do not have the same powers as congressional committees and certainly they cannot force foreign citizens like rupert and james murdoch to appear before them. there is even a question mark over whether they can really force rebecca brooks, who of course is a british citizen to appear. if anyone buzz does of the three, it is thought that perhaps she will be the most likely. the lawyers
involved. it's too big. it's too much trauma in our state. i thought the court would not be able to disentangle themselves from the drama. >> 16 years after the massacre, this court ruling about the three men who were turned over to the serbs, could have implications for similar cases against the dutch state. peer -- peter biles, "bbc world news." >> now the concern for the thousands caught up in draught. >> that's right. the draught from east africa is a human tragedy from unimaginable proportions. rains have failed for the past four seasons and more than 10 million people across eethyobeya, so man ya, are facing dire shortages of food, shelter, and medical support. >> day after day, mile after mile, they walk and walk. these are the people of the draught. but they're also escaping from somalia's endless civil war and they trek vast distances across land where it no longer seems to rain. some are sick, like alio who's just 6 months old. some will die along the way. these people we came across today are all from the same village in somalia. what they carry is all they possess. >>
denies any personal involvement in this but we did see a quite a bad part of strategy until the other big company was brought in. >> yes. a p.r. crisis from the beginning for news international and news corp. matthew freud does deny any involvement in it, and i think he tries to keep away from it being married to rupert murdoch's daughter. there are big global p.r. networks. so they should have an effect. >> thank you for speaking with us on that. and naomi is with us. in the next hour or so. hour and a half, we are expecting to see the prime minister who still is facing quite a difficult political hurdle on this, because questions emerged further about his links with former news international employees. >> yes. this basically comes down to a question of judgment. that's why david david cameron is under more pressure than he's come under in the last year. the question of whether he did proper checks on the former editor of the "news of the world" before he decided to hire him, and more and more people have come to light over the past couple of weeks saying they warned david cameron of the
as legal. ceremonies were held from manhattan to nighing a ray falls. >> last-minute captures on the big day. same-sex couples sweltering in the heat. >> with the celebration comes spending. it's thought same-sex marriages will boost the country by $3 million over the next three years. a handful of states have legalized same-sex marriage and new york is the one that will draw in the crowds. a destination in its own right. -- in its own rite. >> mark mattias had his cupcakes at the ready. his customers in this predominantly gay area of manhattan are now planning their weddings. >> roughly 50% of our business is weddings and we're expecting a big boost in revenue due to same-sex couples's weddings. >> the federal government here doesn't recognize these weddings. >> if one of us should pass away, the other cannot get social security and with regard to finances and taxes, we're not just treated the same as a heterosexual coup. >> whatever the picture at the national level, new york is welcoming same-sex couples with open arms, and after years of waiting, newlyweds are ready to throw the ulti
the agreement of germany's big banks and insurers. nigel has the details. >> while greece counts the cost of its austerity measures, the lenders are on notice they also will have to shoulder some of the financial damage. the next bailout expects the biggest foreign holders, notably france and germany, the chip in by rolling over their loans. germany's institutions confirmed they will help to the tune of 3 billion euros. k chief has been working on a plan. >> we are taking the french bases of a model of building and modifications. we hope we will find a satisfactory solution for all the parties involved. >> this market watcher says the aim is to delay a greek default until europe can cope with the better. >> if there was a default, does it mean there will be a run on french banks or german banks will need to be recapitalized? the problem politicians have is they have to please the electorate at home. we have already seen it in finland -- government is getting voted out because the populations are unhappy having to put their hands in their pockets and having their taxes raised to pay for countries
about him. i think the privacy of young children is a big issue. >> hell do you think that your son's medical condition, -- how do you think that your son's medical condition, cystic fibrosis, was leaked out? >> i have never talked publicly about his condition, and obviously we wanted that to be kept private, for all the obvious reasons that you want to do the best buy your children. i have never complained about what happened to me before, but the truth is information did come all. i was approached by a the "sun" newspaper. they told me they had this information about his condition and that they were going to run this story. >> how did that affect you as a father? >> in tears. your son is going to be broadcast across the media. sarah and i are incredibly upset about it. we're thinking about his long- term future, thinking about our family. but there is nothing you can do about it. you are in public life. you do not know how it has appeared, i have not questioned it, make any allegations or claims, but the fact is he did appear, and it did appear in "the sun" newspaper. >> i think i
not want to use a file to investigate it. >> how big a day is this today? >> it is a big day for parliament to make sure they can answer the questions. powerand get subpoena back in the committees. >> all things were joining us. -- thanks for joining us. [unintelligible] these pictures have come in the last hour or so. a public-relations company has been brought into news corp. is helping murdock prepare for this. it seems to have changed their approach. from rupert murdoch said there were only minor problems and told this to american news -- newspapers. but in britain, he apologized to the british public for the hacking scandal. the real question is what will be amended in a select committee today on questions on whether or not there was a cover-up. this has shaken many of the foundations of the british political scale. >> four decades, -- for decades, rupert murdoch has towered over britain's. but what will remain of him? has this shifted the balance between politicians and media in britain? >> the relationship became too close. we all want the support of newspaper groups and broadcasting
the markets. >> europe's leaders know they have to get over big political differences if the greek problem is to be solved. >> leaders have to raise above their domestic political agenda, and they will. proposals of the euro group on measures that will risk contagion in your area are you are intelligently needed. >> the fact they are still talking about proposals is surely alarming. this crisis is 18 months old now and investors may be losing patience. matthew price, "bbc news," brussels. >> feels like everyone is losing patience. the ireland situation, junk bond status according to moody. >> yes. the credit rating is now down junk status and by doing these cuts, moody's is doing -- showing that they need to agree and bring in a proper fix for this debt crisis, but it also raise this is discrepancy among the rating agencies. stacey dugard and fitch have ireland raised three notches above jupping status and moody's not only did they downgrade them to junk status but said there could be further doubts come. but the problem for poor ireland, they'll likely be forced to get rid of those bonds,
for weeks and weeks and weeks over big proposals to cut $4 trillion in spending and remake the way america collects taxes. mr. boehner fell pressure from consumer lives -- boehner felt pressure from consumerconservats and walked away. he did get involved. now he is kind of out of the room and is a mere spectator, as you indicated. >> at the end of the day, it looks like the debt ceiling will be raised. it has happened three times during the obama administration. >> yes, this is a strange fight for american lawmakers. in the past, the debt ceiling was raised routinely on the backs of other pieces of legislation. the so-called tea party republicans, who were elected as the referendum against obama and the democrats', said they would never raise the debt ceiling. that's the problem mr. boehner is facing. they have had months to get their troops ready for this. they are close. there's only a handful of votes away -- they are only a handful of votes away. the people elected in 2010 were elected on the single platform of not raising the debt ceiling. it has been an uphill battle for mr. boehner.
campaigned in one city this week. what is at stake for him? >> that is right. the big jet -- the big government juggernaut, if you like. he is responding to the intense wave of international criticism being directed at the country at the moment. the u.s. congressional committee is voting that aid will be cut off to sri lanka unless they show a move away from wartime atrocities. ofy're putting a lot resources into this. >> two opposition groups have claimed harassment by the ruling party, which it denies. it will these elections be free and fair? >> that is a big question about that political -- about that. proper transport is not been provided to voters to go to the polls. there are huge rural areas with no transport whatsoever. refugees returning and trying to rebuild their lives, they may not be able to vote. there have been some nasty incidents reported also. a main -- a main group in the north, the tamela alliance, some have said there has been intimidation. a dog was decapitated and its head was left on the gate of one of the candidates, allegedly. the government denies any wron
in damascus. >> it's the highest lottery prize ever offered in european history. >> perhaps with a big lottery win you buy a flash supercar or maybe perhaps a luxury home, possibly even a never-ending holiday of a lifetime. but better yet, what about buying the whole lot? because if you win the euro millions this week, there's no doubt you could afford it all. across europe, ticket sales are soaring, from spain to switzerland, ireland to france, people all over are trying their luck at winning the 185 million euro jackpot. this store in belgium, for instance, has seen an unprecedented surge of wannabe winners. >> i think it's one of the best weeks of the year. people came on more, and we're expecting the crazy day. >> the highest ever lottery win on european soil was in italy's super lotto two years ago. back then, one lucky ticket netted just under 148 million euros, but if tonight's jackpot is won by a single winner, that record will be smashed. but it won't just be good news for that person. the rules of euro millions don't allow the jackpot to grow beyond the 185 million euro, so any extra
a statement when he returns to try and allay their fears. of course, m.p.'s are gearing up tomorrow for a big piece of political theater when the murdoches and rebekah brooks appear before them at a committee hearing. >> ed miliband, just moments before david cameron announced parliament was going to sit on wednesday, he called for exactly the same thing, saying the prime minister shouldn't be out of the country, he should be facing questions from parliament. we're also getting into a lot of detail now, but it's emerged that the editor, john yates, assistant police commissioner at the met, very controversial figure, was in charge of checking out neil wallis, the person forwarded by the police commissioner. there are so many questions. the committee tomorrow is not going to be able to get through all of them, are they? >> no, they're not t. is getting rather complicated now. one of the the main thing to remember is that this scandal is about the three p's -- the press, the police, and the politicians. and as david cameron himself says, all three have big questions to answer. now, although the
. >> yesterday, after the damaging revelations and the withdrawal by one big company after another in advertising, executives at news international decided to close "news of the world." >> it has been a great investor and media in general. it's something we believe very strongly in. clearly, certain activities did not live up to the standards. that's a matter of great regret for me personally and for the company. >> allegations have called into question the ongoing takeover of firm.by rupert murdoch's >> the notion that today, next week, in september, this will be waived through by executives at news corp. does not meet the test of public consent. there's no doubt about that. >> the prime minister stop to his guns. he said the culture secretary has to follow legal guidelines. for the hundreds of staffers of "news of the world" -- the future is equally unclear. >> our political correspondent joins us from west mr. let's start with david cameron. this appeared to be as attempt to get out in front of this unfolding scandal, crisis. do you think he has succeeded? >> a very strong performance from dav
. >> but the prime minister faces conflicting pressures. the big western powers want him to respect the tribunal. but hezbollah is a powerful force within his government. and it believes its members now face arrest and it wants the prile minister to reject the -- the prime minister to reject the whole legal process out of hand. this is the hezbollah leader speaking last year. >> mistake to think we were allowed arrest or detention of any of our fighters. any hand that will touch any of them will really be cut off. >> the truck bomb that killed rafik hariri triggered real change in lebanon. it led to mass protests that forced the departure of syrian troops from the country. but as the years have passed, the desire for justice has for some given way to fears that the search for the killers could lead to violent instability in the country. many lebanese do support the tribunal. they want to know who killed ravi -- rafik hariri but others are spirks. they say the tribunal is a tool being used by the western israel to hit out at their political enemies. owen bennett jones, bbc news, beirut. >> french
a big admission because the government has tried to manage this illness. the president has let information out here and there, but no great disclosure. this speech by the president somewhat unexpected and very serious. it was very obvious from watching it that he has had some serious health problems. he lost a lot of weight. his voice is much weaker than we are used to hearing. very clear that he struggles. now he has made it public, hoping the public will back him. >> what do we know what about the medical condition he is suffering from? >> well, we were told several weeks ago that he had to undergo emergency surgery while on a visit to cuba for a pelvic abscess. there was medical silence since then, nothing else about his condition or what he was suffering, just the government saying he was in the recuperation. this evening, he came out himself and said while he was in recuperation, doctors did find cancerous cells. that meant they had to give him under the knife again. he did say that the removal of the tumor was completely successful and he did stress that he was on the roa
is 1.6 trillion pounds. if italy wants trouble, it is too big to be rescued. -- if italy gets into trouble, it is too big to be rescued. italy has world famous vans. what it lacks is low productivity and low growth. some of those who opposed to de's austerity package fear that without growth, italy cannot escape its problems. >> yes, we need to get the debt under control, but this package is not enough. you have to promote growth. in autumn, will be back to square one. >> financial markets also remain wary. most of the savings will not take effect until 2013. italy's borrowing costs are not just high, but close to being unsustainable. the austerity package will be in italy's lower house tomorrow. it is expected to be passed. the real focus remains away from here in greece. there are still deep divisions over how to organize a second bailout for that country. >> kenya's prime minister has promised that a new camp for refugees across the border from the conflict in somalia will now open. the un built the camps in kenya last year. it was intended for emergencies with houses rathe
for further problems in spain and italy, and these problems would be so big that they could not be solved with a current instrument that we have. >> there is no simple formula, but patience is in short supply. and if the european union can't be made to work in its current form, then the alternatives are pretty stark. further integration, perhaps fiscal and, therefore, closer to a political union, all breaking the eurozone apart. finding a solution is one of the biggest challenges the e.u. has ever faced. chris morris, bbc news, brussels. >> the time is fast approaching when that summit will start and sum arrival is already taking place. james robbins is in brussels, and he joins me now. james, we've got certainly french and german banks with the most to lose with regard to greece, i suppose, and it's france and germany, the old motor of the european union, which, is it fair to say, is now driving what's going to be the answer to this problem? >> yes, whether it's the answer, that's the very big question. you're right, france and germany are trying to drive the process of presenting at the
casualties and afghanistan have increased. as the funeral starts for big thumbs of the mumbai bomb attack, indian authorities blame terrorists for the blast that killed 20 and left dozens injured. hello and welcome to gmt. it is midday in london, 7:00 a.m. in washington, and the former editor of the "news of the world" newspaper has agreed to be questioned by british mp's over the phone hacking scandal. the committee is taking further steps. rupert murdoch's news corp. has a knowledge it cannot be business as usual and it has dropped its full takeover bid, at least for now of bskyb. news international is refusing to comment on who may or may not appear before the mp's. nick clegg, deputy prime minister, has urged senior members to attend. >> my message is to do the decent thing. you cannot hide away from this level of public anguish and anger. when you are in that position of power, you are also accountable to millions of people who consume the product of your newspapers, television channels. make yourself available. if you feel you have been wrong. you feel you have been maligned, the se
.k. version of some big names. it's important to note the u.k. newspaper part of the empire only represents 4% of group sales. but if you look, for example, at the cost of news of the world, the profits they contribute and the weekday paper, the sun, it's about $138 million. for a global empire that makes hand in earnings about $3 billion a year, they can probably handle a loss in advertising revenue and readers. but they've also got the possible conference ensation coming up from the alleged victims of the phone hacking. sienna miller's phone was hacked and received a settlement of $160,000 u.s. dollars. if you multiply that times alleged victims, $32 million is what it comes closer to. we'll have a look at the european central bank. likely to go up with interest rates today. more on that coming up. >> state media in china dismiss reports a head has tied. culminating reports that said he was dead. from beijing is our correspondent. martin, what has been fueling all this speculation? >> well, these rumors started last week because he failed to show up to the celebration marking china's commun
cannot have people call into question whether we will pay our bills or not. that's a big issue. what is driving this behind-the- scenes -- republicans took control of the house with a group of people who are not politicians. they are business owners and have a natural distrust of government. it's a disconnect between the people in congress and the reality. everyone is saying it will have huge impacts. here we are a couple of weeks before the united states cannot pay its obligations, and we're having a fight. >> thank you very much. >> thank you for having me. >> still to come on gmt -- crowds braved the brain in london ahead of tonight's premiere of the final film about .he boy blizwizard >> the duke and duchess of cambridge continue their tour of north america. the royal couple is in calgary at the world famous annual rodeo. they visited a town that has recently been devastated by forest fires. >> two months ago, it was a town in despair. william and kate had asked to visit the town in alberta on what had been planned as a private day for them. they walked through the wreckage of pe
up public confidence in the police. as you mentioned, it is a very big year ahead for them. been paul season son has regarded as a tremendous trusted figure, yet he was seemed to have had minor offenses. >> he would say he has done nothing wrong but the problem for him and his deputy is this sort of growing perception that scotland yards had a cozy relationship with news international. both men are hoping when the inquiry happens they are vend indicated. but it was pretty clear yesterday and the day before that the politicians, their patience snapped with the police because they felt they had not been given the true picture of links between news international and the police. >> and sir paul season son and his resignation made a very barbed reference to the prime minister. how worried is the government about what could come out of these hearings which will go on about another hour and a half. they are liberated. until now they had to worry about their careers. now they don't. that is dangerous for david cameron because they may feel where they canum say what they feel. the his is
bailout. if a deal cannot be agreed, it appears the debt crisis could spread to big economies like spain and italy. that could be catastrophic. that's why clarity is now deemed essential. further delay could be dangerous. >> postponing its over the summer is ridiculous. we would end up in a chaotic summer and it would open doors for speculation and further problems in spain and italy. these problems would be so big that they could not be solved. >> there is no simple formula. patience is in short supply. if the european union cannot a may to work in its current form, the alternatives are produced are. to further integration, perhaps the school and closer political union, or breaking the euro zone apart. finding a solution is one of the biggest challenges the european union could ever face. chris morris, bbc news, brussels. >> the director of the national institute of economic and social research is joining us. jonathan, lots of questions are being asked. will we get any concrete answers today? >> we will, but i worry we will see a repeat of the same strategy that has been tried for the l
fill the vacuum? >> these are big losses for our country, but there are many other figures that are serving this country. we have replaced many in the past, as well. unfortunately, this is another sacrifice, but we will continue to sacrifice and we will also defeat them. our forces will be more trade in the future to spoil these kinds of attacks. >> thank you very much. this happened at an important time in afghanistan during the transition to afghan security forces taking place in kandahar. it is picking up pace. >> thank you very much. still to come on gmt -- the countdown begins. >> with just one year until the opening ceremony of the london 2012 the olympic games, we will be speaking to not one but two olympic gold medalists. >> catholics in the vatican say ireland's prime minister was right to speak out about the child sex abuse scandal. criticism of the church's role in covering up sex abuse. >> the vatican is preparing an official reply to outspoken criticism of the church's handling of the sex abuse allegations as recently as 2009 a new irish government report. the
we have seen from the taliban is a change in tactics. those big attacks that would result and many civilian casualties, they are not the main forced of attack. what we are seeing is assassination of political leaders. ahmad wali karzai one of the biggest casualties. >> the former british prime minister gordon brown said that alleged links between rupert murdoch's news company and the criminal underworld need to be investigated. mr. brown whose son was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, spoke about his shock that they were targeted. she spoke exclusively to glen campbell about allegations she was targeted. >> i have never talked publicly about fraser's condition. obviously, we wanted that to be kept private for all of the obvious reasons. you want to do the best buy your children. and i've never complained about what happened to me before. the truth is that information did come out. i was approached by some newspaper. they told me they had this story about fraser's medical condition and they were going to run this story. >> how did that affect you as a father? >> in tears. your son is
," and there's a big photograph of the hearing ipts. there's murdoch touching his son on the arm and wendy in the background looking contrite. the c.i.d.ny any morning her -- sydney morning's headline is "they were shocked, appalled and shamed that murdoch is denying blame." you have a photo of murdoch and his son looking grim and wendy sitting behind looking none to -- too happy. when you get into the coverage, the lead is the following sentence "rupert murdoch aaccused his commercial rivals in britain of whipping up a stir of the wrongdoing for their own commercial reasons. ." >> we're going to have to leave it there but thank you very much. it's very interesting to see how it's been -- being reported there. professor knight. we just want to show you some of the headlines that are coming up for us here. "murdoch's humble pie." that seems to be be -- the predominant headline on most of the u.k.'s papers. reference to him stating it was the most humbling day of his life. and a photograph of the protestor with the plate of foam and much being said about his wife who defended him by slapping
and syria made a big difference last week when he went to the city of hama during mass demonstrations there. he used human shields according to some, and triggered the embassy attack. >> secretary clinton's message was the strongest by far but that the united states has sent, but it still fell short of calling him to step down. it is a constellate very difficult to get out of. president assad must know that the president -- that the united states will be wary of him in syria. >> the scale of the uk phone hacking scandal is enhanced by new evidence that shows that security for queen elizabeth and other members of the royal family has been put risk. if the bbc has learned that according to company e-mails, the news of the work was paying of royal protection officer for information. there was a director of royal contacts, including royal household staff. four other developments, they tried to obtain details of the former prime minister gordon brown's finances, and that the newspaper tried to access medical information about one of his children culminated an act rupert murdoch's bid for b sky b
of the most powerful yet controversial characters in afghanistan. this is seen as a big blow to the fragile security in the southern kandahar area. people have killed four people in northwest italy. a human rights groups said that four were killed when the troops attack villages in the region. an iranian man was arrested at bangkok international airport as he attempted to smuggle $1.6 million worth of methamphetamine into the country. the drug had been disguised as a work of art weighing up to 10 kilos each. another day of high drama of the phone hacking scandal. every minute something new is happening. news corp. has withdrawn its controversial bid for a full takeover of the british broadcaster bskyb. this came shortly before the british parliament began a debate on the phone hacking scandal. >> rupert murdoch's in the news for the wrong reasons. this is one of the great humiliations' for his career. "we believe that the proposed acquisition of bskyb would benefit both companies. it is too difficult to progress in this climate." there was protests inside and outside of the deal. >> i have
big to be rescued. italy has impressive designers and world famous brands. what this masks is low productivity and low growth. some of those who opposed the yesterday package fear that without growth, italy cannot escape their problems. >> we need to put this on the table but this is not enough. you cannot put that if you do not promote growth. we will be back to square one. >> of financial markets also remain wary. most of the savings will not take effect until 2013. italy's's costs are not as high but close to being unsustainable. costs are borrwing not as high. the real focus remains so way from here increase stand there are still deep divisions over how to organize a second bailout. -- the real focus remains far away from here in greece. >> a new camp for refugees fleeing across the border from the drought and conflict of somalia will open. the one built a camp in kenya last year. this was intended for emergencies. officials said shut -- officials shut this down. they would now open it with in the next 10 days. >> time is the best since in this matter. -- time is of essence in
and provocative with a the bbc license fee frozen, plans are drawn up for big cuts across the organization. that means more job losses and possibly more strikes. >> you are watching bbc news. in a firestorm of controversy over the u.k. telephone hacking scandal, two executives have resigned. at least 32 protesters have been killed during demonstrations against assad. in the global economy, it has been announced that there will be a summit next week in brussels to discuss how to handle the debt crisis and had to provide first aid for greece. eight european banks failed stress tests. >> the financial health of europe's banks has come under the spotlight once again get 90 of the biggest banks across the continent have been tested to see how they will cope with the constraint of another recession and financial meltdown. the stress tests, at a difficult time for european markets. investors are alalready on high alert. stress tests were seen as too soft, especially when two irish banks collapsed after being given a clean bill of health. the european banking authority has since beefed up the test
-- recaptured brega and broken out of misrata but not have -- has not done much since then. big advances have been made in the mountains south of tripoli. the rebels are 60 miles away. that group is separate from the rest and they believe nato does not want them to enter tripoli for the time being. another pro-khaddafi demonstration in tripoli on state tv tonight. with leaders voiced little loudspeakers pretty promises of them the fighting and sacrifices will continue until the west is defeated. they have got to make the sacrifices. britain and the others hope they will soon get sick of it. >> we have an expert who has been analyzing the membership of the transitional council later. do stay with us for that. in other news, norway's prime minister has set up an independent commission to look into events during the bomb attack and mass shooting. it will examine the killing of 70 people and the role of the police who have been accused of responding too slowly. >> he made his bomb and planned his massacre. the army get ready to get ready -- are getting ready to destroy his explosives. the bombing
up for big cuts across the organization which will mean more job losses and possibly more strikes. jim buchanan, "bbc news." >> you're watching "bbc news." our main headline in this hour, a little controversy over the phone hacking scandal. two key executives of rupert murdoch's empire have resigned. at least 32 protestors have been killed during demonstrations against president assad. >> 15 million pounds have been raised for victims of the worst drought in east africa for decades. but the disaster emergency committee says it's not enough to help the 10 million people who are fighting famine and disease. our correspondent has been traveling through some of the worst affected area from north eastern kenya from where he reports. >> this is north eastern kenya, one of the poorest part of the country, the landscape parched, the lives of its people blighted by drought. in one hospital in the district of hobaswain we found three-month old umi. she weighs barely less than a bag of sugar. less than the weight of a healthy children. umi was weak at birth. >> my daughter is alive now, she
. it is a big act. but i do not think it solves the real issues at news international. >> i am satisfied with rebecca and her leadership in this business and her standard of conduct. >> with a consumer company after big consumer company pulling darrent rising from the news of the world for fear of being tainted by association, it was looking bleach. will the parents rehabilitation occurred? >> there must be a full judicial-led a public inquiry. >> the other paper enjewel un."rt, "the so could there be a sunday without a murdoch tabloid? unthinkable. >> police in britain say they have identified 4000 possible hacking victims and hundreds more have not contacted them saying that they, too, may have been targeted. this report contains flash photography. >> this extraordinary affair may have spelled the end for britain's biggest newspaper. but the repercussions will continue. the police and the next commissioner are facing questions. the military has been shocked by new allegations. and hundreds of people may be victims of its practices. the police are striving to cope with calls from people
. it is too big. i would look for to be able to disentangle themselves fomrom this drama. >> 16 years after the massacre, the court ruling about the three men that were turned over to the serbs could have implications for similar cases against the dutch state. >> a disaster unfolding for tens of thousands of people in east africa. >> the un refugee agency has called the drought in east africa and human tragedy of unimaginable proportions. 10 milliond more than people in ethiopia, somalia are facing loss of medical support and food. >> day after day, mile after mile, they walk and walk. these are the people of the drought, but they are also escaping from somalia's civil war. they trek vast distances over land where it no longer seems to rain. some are sick, like this child that is six months old. some will die along the way. these people are all from the same village in somalia. what they carry is all they possess. >> it was too long. we had no food. we were carrying children on our back. we had threats from wild animals, all kinds of suffering. cox this group of villages have been walking f
. >> tonight, president sarkozy met in berlin to meet with angela merkel. they are the two big beasts of the eurozone but they have struggled to agree. they are wrestling with a key challenges, are arranging a second bailout for greece and bringing down its debt. greece needs in new funding of well over 110 billion euros. the first rescue only increased their debt to 350 billion euros. that is 170% of gdp. the two leaders are likely to agree to make the debt more bearable perhaps by laurie the interest rates. -- lowering the interest rates. >> a great amount of the german money goes to say the countries that can be saved. that is contrary to what germany wants. >> many german taxpayers are irritated. this time around, the german chancellor has insisted that the private sector contribute to a new bailout and take some losses and reduce creases debt. -- reduce greece's debt. >> the issue is whether this will be achieved now or at a later point and time. now, we're still muddling through and we will not have a decision. >> in any event, if the banks except losses, a default might be decl
anger. now, several big companies including the halifax virgin holidays and -- have decided not to place advertisements in the news of the world this weekend. >> news corporation nor decades, a towering edifice of the global media, created and led by runnest murdoch, confronts a -- by rupert murdoch, confronts a grave threat. ford, mitsubishi, other big companies with big brands say they don't want to advertise in the news of the world this weekend because they don't want to be associated with the shocking revelations about how the newspaper obtained stories. for news corporation, owner of skr news of the world" whose share price fell almost 4% today a reputational crisis looks like it could become a financial problem. rupert murdoch's news corporation wants to buy the 61% of british sky broadcasting it doesn't already own. now, my sources tell me that bieb's scored had taken the view that news corporation would have to pay around 9.6 billion pounds for the b sky b shares. the media regulator, it has a duty to be satisfied that the holder of a broadcasting license is fit and proper, ther
sold 10 million albums. a music market in which people have been struggling, you can see how big she was. no other british artist has received five albums -- five grammys in one night. already, responses from music retailers saying there have been a rush of sales this morning. >> david, thank you for joining us from camden. a reminder of our top story, the man accused of carrying out attacks in norway is to appear before a closed court shortly. because the judge expected a prosecution demand that the media be excluded from the hearing. preventing him from using it as a political platform. we can see inside of the court room. we are waiting for the prosecutor to make an appearance. anders behring breivik's lawyer says that he admits he carried out the bombing. and that he had wanted to explain himself in public, something denied to him. stay with us. we will keep you up-to-date with the latest. >> make sense of international news at bbc.com/news. >> funding was made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu. newman's own foundation. and union bank. >
is really out of control after italy has been hit. it is really too big to bail out. >> president obama have focused on avoiding defaulting on its debt. there was a mix of spending cuts. a powerful typhoon has had parts of japan bringing heavy rain and wind. if forced road closures and flight cancellations. it is expected to approach eastern japan. congressmen are traveling to the islands on wednesday. the trip is a peace mission. you're watching live from singapore. still to come, hillary clinton's trade talks in india. why one of his victims is trying to stop the execution. the government continues to call for the downfall. >> is all part of the syrian cycle of violence. protests, shootings, funerals, shootings. these images, as some residents say they are stuck in their homes. as well as the opposition at home, it faces changes from nevada. >> i talked with them about the need for reform. he promised that he would work towards that. >> a broadening out of the diplomatic isolation. >> it is necessary that the international community and not just europe clearly speak out against the syrian
showed up and i saw him 10 or 20 meters away. we thought maybe it was a security guard. he had a big rival of some kind and he started shooting. there were several other people. they moved a few meters away. they tried to see if he was coming. it might actually would have turned. i think it was like 20 minutes later. the real police showed up. they said that he had been caught. >> that was a swedish politician who witnessing the events on the island. we will give you much more from norway. we have breaking news there. we have reports from several large explosions. they say that there were seven large explosions in the city tonight. they were very near the hotel. they had been bombing when they described as a civilian sites. the government has said that they were ready to hold more talks with senior u.s. officials. it comes after four months of a bombing raid. and there are no signs that the colonel will back down in libya. >> one man still dominates life. the answer can almost be seen from space. supporters of unveiled a giant picture of their leader. they say it is the biggest banne
the plant itself, workers have managed to set up a system to decontaminate the water. that is a big step towards bringing the crisis under control. the operations carried on for months to try to stop the reactors overheating. the facility is awash with water and they have 100,000 tons or more to deal with. this will take a very long time. >> thank you. the duke and duchess of cambridge are visiting prince edward island, the smallest province of canada. >> unsurprisingly, on an island named after queen victoria's father, this is a place that is keen on all things royal. unfortunately, not many royals get here. today, the island hit the jackpot when the most sought after royals in the world did not just come through town, they rode through. they got out of the carriage for a walkabout. al stretch chance by the score. by now, the island was feeling the effects of being on the atlantic coast. a good morning for lieutenant of the raf to demonstrate his fine skills. the canadiens have a special technique for search and rescue. they land the helicopter on the water. the approach was steady and
would be back in the small hours. he arrived in the airport in the pitch darkness. a big surprise to everyone. his supporters were ecstatic to see him back. >> do any now in the studio is our former venezuela correspondent. we will see the pictures of from the balcony. >> he was definitely more gaunt and he is clearly someone who is going to have to take some time to recover from what he has been through. let's not forget that he leads a very punishing schedule. he has been present for 12 years. those speeches are no exaggeration at all. he has admitted that he has not been taking sufficient care of himself. that is becoming clear that he now needs to change the way he works. he needs to think about its if he wants to continue to lead this revolution, how much more power he needs to delegate to his ministers. and let go of that. >> talk about the future of venezuela in a minute. let's do that now. what will happen if his health deteriorated? >> no matter what is going to happen, he will have to be forced to slow down. this is coming up to an election year, an election that he is a
such a big hit already, it probably won't make that much difference to the public standing, the public in which they find themselves. >> so what do you think really was the overriding factor here? is it a moral decision, media decision, or business decision? >> well, it's obviously a business decision, clearly. but i think other things come into it, and we don't know, we can't be party to the discussions and internal investigations that have gone on. she was editor of "news of the world" during the period in which some of the worst examples of hacking, the hacking into milly dowler, the 7/7 bomb victims' phones, and in view of that, that revelation itself should have led to her resignation. it's possible she's resigned a couple of times, it's been rejected, and finally, perhaps on the third occasion, murdoch and his advisors decided, ok, fair enough, it's time she went. >> it's strange, though, isn't it? just a few days ago, speaking to "news of the world" journalists, she said they would understand why the newspaper had to close, because she was privy to information that was going to
. and right now we've got a government so big and so expensive it's zapping the drive out of our people and keeping our country from running at full capacity. the solution to this crisis is not complicated. if you're spending more money than you're taking in, you need to spend less of it. there is no symptom of big government more menacing than our debt. when it gets gripped and we liberate our economy and our future. we're up to the task. and i hope president obama will join us in this work. god bless you and your family, and god bless the united states of america. >> the house of representatives speaker there, john boehner, saying it's significant cuts and reforms that are needed to help the u.s. economy. and this is not debates or differences between congress and the white house but is more about american people and the future they seek for themselves and their families. let's return to mark who has been listening to that. sorry to interrupt you earlier but we wanted to hear what john boehner was saying and almost at times was replicating the tone of president obama there. >> yes. th
consequences. >> in my secure they, two women died in their 70's and 30 peep have died. in big cities, cooling centers have been set up to provide emergency relief. >> i sat outside a few minutes ago, and already i'm extremely uncomfortable. a huge open-air sauna, and it's already late in the day. that's ok for people working in all these air-conditioned offices, but for those who have outside jobs, the conditions are almost unbearable. >> it's hot out. the humidity is what kills you. all you can do is try to stay hydrated and keep an eye on each other and try to make it. >> more than 700 people died over a five-day period. that was in history. there are concerns about more fatalities with temperatures not expected to drop until sunday. >> hello, this is g.m.t. on "bbc news." the headlines this hour, the president denies there's a family inin somalia and says the aid bans will remain enforced. >> a crucial phase with the president and top lawmakers struggling to agree on a deal. in washington. time now for the business news. we've had a positive reaction. >> we have for now. for now. that's th
about a wall of dust as big as 80 kilometers wide in some areas. you can see it engulfing the city and causing havoc particularly foral flights. -- particularly for flights. going across much of the south western area. this ising? which can go from mid june right through september. that's the monsoon season itself. so more of this can be expected. but pretty extraordinary pictures coming in there. all sorts of things being brought down. among them, electricity wires, cables, you name it. it's quite a mess. right there in phoenix. >> now venezuelan president hugo chavez has leaders traveling to the area for the bicentennial celebration and using it as an opportunity to show support for hugo chavez from his cancer treatment. >> and prosecutors say the 25-year-old casey anthony smothered her daughter. first she said her child was kidnapped by a nanny then said she drowned in the swimming pool. the jury cleared her of the most serious charges. >> and barack obama says he wants to raise the credit limit and they have a limited time to prevent a u.s. from defaulting. >> now for some of u
and they are also likely to discuss italy. italy is becoming a big worry. the interest rates italians have to pay soared. the 5.5%ly short of mark, where it starts to put pressure on the economy. also, the market's focus on the u.s. debt worries. they have not reached an agreement. have until the beginning of august when the u.s. economy runs out of money. >> $14.3 trillion. >> unbelievable. >> thank you. we want to hear what you think. get in touch with us at gmt. you can do that via our website, bbc.com/news. you can also learn more about how we put the program together. you'll also find links to our facebook and twitter pages. our top story -- a series of huge explosions have torn through the main greek naval base in cyprus, killing at least 12 people and injuring more than 30. the blast at zygi was triggered by a fire at a munitions storage. the impact of the blast was felt more than 3 kilometers away. that is all for the moment. stay with us on "bbc world news." there is more to come. >> make sense of international news at bbc.com/news. >> funding was made possible by the freeman foundation
and the world. but republicans say they will only raise the debt limit if the government makes big spending cuts. opposition democrats argue taxes must rise to, especially for the rich, but to rain -- rein in the debt. >> the distance they seem to have to bridge in the short timeframe is pretty significant. a lot of people are concerned, everyone is talking like they are going to get a deal but they definitely have some work to do and someone is going to of to get pretty significantly in the near term. >> so far the political left and right have refused to compromise on their tax and spending ideas. and yet, america of's treasury start -- a debt default by the world's biggest economy is still a worst case scenario. but it is one that is getting closer by the day. bbc news, new york. >> let's move on, because your's efforts to impose an emission charged on the world airlines -- europe's efforts to impose an initial charge of the world airlines. there demanding the plan to be struck down claiming it overstepped its jurisdiction it means all airlines must buy permits to cover carbon emissions regar
have had their phones tapped into. there's a big police investigation going on at the moment. the police, themselves, are under a lot of pressure because politically if they were the ones that said it was just a few isolated incidents. the reason why it's really explosive is because originally the executives at the news of the world claimed that it was just a few bad apples at the newspaper, just a few rogue reporters. now that defense has been unraveling for the last few months. that means people like rebekah brooks, the uk team executive of news corp., she is now right in the firing line because people want to know what she knew about it. >> we will leave it there. thank you very much. aid agencies are warning that people's lives are risk if east africa faces what is being described as its worst drought in decades, possibly a up to six years. and million people in the horn of africa are expected to have food shortages. tens of thousands of been on the move seeking aid in rescue decamped in kenya. one of those agencies has said this is a preventable disaster. i asked the u.n
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